RCR has proudly provided access to clinical research studies and advancing new medical treatments that improve the quality of life for the residents of the greater Rochester, NY area since 1994.


The clinical trial process varies depending on the type of trial. Doctors and nurses will assess a participant’s health at the start, provide instructions, carefully monitor during the trial and stay in contact afterward.

Some trials may involve more tests than others. To ensure success, participants should follow the protocol closely and maintain regular contact with research staff.

Core Therapeutic Areas

Infectious Diseases
Medical Devices
Men’s Health Care
Smoking Cessation


RCR is committed to improving healthcare outcomes for all people

  • Striving for equity, embracing diversity, fostering inclusion, and treating all with respect in our research site.
  • Acknowledging systemic biases and seeking to address them to ensure equitable opportunities for all individuals.
  • Valuing diverse backgrounds and perspectives to strengthen research endeavors, promote innovation, and enhance the generalizability of findings.
  • Create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute.

Diversity is a fact.Inclusion is how we act.



Who can participate in a clinical trial?

A participant must qualify for the study and live in the Greater Rochester area. Some research studies seek participants with illnesses. All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Play an active role in their own health care.
  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research.

Can a participant leave a clinical trial after it has begun?

Yes. A participant can leave a clinical trial, at any time. When withdrawing from the trial, the participant should let the research team know about it, and the reasons for leaving the study.


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RCR is now in partnership with Atlas Clinical Research, a rapidly growing clinical research site network committed to helping patients access new treatments by partnering with biopharma sponsors and CROs


What Volunteers Say about RCR

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“Your research nurses always took time to explain questions, or just chat a bit. Dr. D. was warm, friendly and caring, and your lab person is excellent–never any bruises! Thanks.”

M.L.S., Henrietta, NY

“I want to thank you for letting me be in your arthritis study, and for good medicine, and the best of medical care. In fact, your two doctors are better than my own personal physician. Thanks for taking such good care of me. ”

T.D., Rochester, NY

“This was my first clinical study, and it was a great experience–Hope to do more clinical trials. I had so much fun, I forgot I got paid at the end!”

S.A., Fairport, NY

“Just a brief note of appreciation to you and your staff for the excellent attention and professional service received as a participant in one of your clinical trials. It was a pleasure to play a small part in your contribution to the advancement of medical research, and I sincerely hope that the study was as beneficial to your organization as it was to me. Looking forward to the possibility of assisting you again, and with best wishes for continued success."

D.V.R., Rochester, NY

“About RCR’s free Diabetes Self Management Program: “I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this class. If you offer a sequel to these classes, or even some sessions in more depth, I would be very interested in attending. Thank You.”

A.K., Rochester, NY